Articles written by Maria Brett

How children learn responsibility from caring for a pet

How children learn responsibility from caring for a pet

From big dogs to tiny goldfish, children can learn a lot from pets. Being involved in the care of an animal provides kids with companionship, a higher level of self-esteem and respect for living creatures. It can also be valuable in helping them learn to cope with death. However, one of the main advantages caring

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Capturing Memories And Milestones

Capturing Memories And Milestones

Watching children reach milestones can be really special, understandably, most parents love to capture them and keep a permanent record of the memories. However, you don’t want to spend your kids’ whole childhoods looking at them through a viewfinder. You want to be out there creating memories with them. So what is the best way

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Making time for family

Making time for family

Hectic schedules can really get in the way of family time. Even if you manage to spend a decent amount of time with each member of your family every week, how often do you all get to spend quality time together? Many families find one parent is rushing off to football training with one child

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Helping your child with Dyslexia

Helping your child with Dyslexia

It is estimated that around 10% of the British population are affected by dyslexia. If you suspect that your child may be one of them then you’ll be keen to get a diagnosis. The earlier children are diagnosed with the condition the better, as their treatment will be more effective. What is dyslexia? Although dyslexia

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5 reasons why you might not be getting pregnant

5 reasons why you might not be getting pregnant

When you’re not ready to start a family it can be easy to presume that getting pregnant is easy. You panic about failed contraception and know at least one person who conceived ‘by accident’. However, all too often when people start trying to conceive, they realise that it isn’t always that simple. Even when having

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How Does Free Childcare Work

How Does Free Childcare Work

In this year’s budget Chancellor George Osborne announced that working families with three- and four-year-old children will receive 30 hours of free childcare. This doubles the 15 hours parents were previously entitled to and is due to come into effect from September 2017. Current legislation At the moment all parents in England are entitled to

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